How play encourages global citizenship

Teaching children about the world from home

Amanda Boyarshinov is a National Board Certified teacher with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in Reading for grades K-12. You will often find her in her backyard exploring nature with her kids or doing a hands-on science project at the kitchen table.  She shares educational activities for children ages 0-7 at The Educators’ Spin On It and is the co-author of “100 Fun & Easy Learning Games For Kids.”
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How to integrate yoga and language into cultural learning

Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga books for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write “Kids Yoga Stories” found also on Amazon worldwide. The purpose of her yoga books is to foster happy, healthy, and globally educated children. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.
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Learning languages through play

Varya Sanina-Garmroud is a multicultural and multilingual mom, originally from Russia, raising a family in China. She holds an MA in Roman Philology and Teaching French and English. She has been an ESL teacher in the past 15 years and in her recent work Varya has been emphasizing the importance of introducing languages in early education curricula, associating the process of language learning with movement, play and creativity. Visit Varya at Creative World of Varya.
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Further reading

… on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Making Meaningful Connections with Our Children Through Sports
Outdoor Activities in Different Countries
Football Is Not Just a Game
Top 10 Ways to Learn About the World with the World Cup
Using the Olympics to Raise Global Kids
Travel Well: Practice Family Yoga at the Airport
Multicultural Kids Love Sports

… on our members’ sites

J Is for Joy: Keeping Learning Fun by All Done Monkey
Ideas to keep learning about the world fun.

P is for Playground (A – Z of raising global citizen) by La Cité des Vents
Why Playgrounds are so good for children to learn how to be kids and global citizen.

Raising World Citizens Through Cultural Playdates by Smart Tinker
Using play dates as a way to teach culture to young children.

Transportable Expat Family Traditions by Djibouti Jones
Building family traditions we can carry everywhere.

Where Did the Joy Go? by Djibouti Jones
Finding joy in small things, helping our third culture kids experience delight

Helpful parenting tips with Dr. Laura Markham by Bilingual Avenue
A discussion on how to create more connected relationships and how playing and how playing and laughing together can be highly beneficial for a family.

Khatam Ramadan Matching Game Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
Make your own matching game with images from Ramadan to help pass the long days of summer.

Crescent Moon and Star Traveling Tic-Tac-Toe Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
Make your own traveling tic tac toe game to take with you anywhere.

7 Ways to use Nesting Dolls to Teach by The Educators’ Spin on it
Ideas on how to use this popular toy for educational activities.

Kwaanza Winter Celebration by Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
Teaching kids about Kwaanza during a one-day camp.

Chinese New Year Kid’s Culture Party by Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
Learning about Chinese New Year through food, games, and craft.

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